Hot Toys’ Interview with Original Creator of Space Pirate Captain
Following the interview session with Mr. Shinji Armaki, the Director of the Space Pirate Captain Harlock 3D CG movie, Hot Toys is honored to have an interview with the original creator of the Space Pirate Captain Harlock manga, the legend himself, – Mr. Leiji Matsumoto*.
Hot Toys (HT): What do you think of Hot Toys’ Captain Harlock figure based on the latest “Space Pirate Captain Harlock” CG animation movie?
Leiji Matsumoto (LM): Extremely wonderful! If Harlock exists in the real world, he would look just like this figure. The clothing texture is very good and I love the rag effects on his cape. Wouldn’t it be cool if each figure’s cape is damaged slightly differently? I also love the addition of the Throne of Arcadia.
HT: It sure looks like this figure and the CG animation designs are very close to your original creation, aren’t they?
LM: Yes, maybe except for the hair color… My original Harlock has darker brown hair! (laughs) But this figure is based on the newest CG animation, so it’s correct as it is now.
HT: Hot Toys also paid a lot of attention to the weapons and accessories, what do you think of the execution in the eyes of the original creator?
LM: It is actually quite amazing that Harlock’s gun and gravity saber are recreated so faithfully by Hot Toys.
HT: What does the Harlock character represents to you?
LM: He is the most “human” of all Earthlings, Harlock is the ambassador of humanity throughout the galaxies… He is a symbol that proves that it is no longer meaningful to fight between humans or Earth nations. His skull is not a threatening or scaring symbol, but more a statement that he will fight to his last bone for his beliefs. Harlock is all about will power and honor, I hope that such beliefs can be remembered by anyone that looks at this figure worldwide.
HT: What other characters would you like Hot Toys to create a figure of?
LM: I would love to display this Harlock next to a Queen Emeraldas and I wouldn’t mind seeing Tochiro too. But I would also want Hot Toys to create figures based on some of my initial creations, such as “Sexaroid”** and “Maria of The Silver Valley”***, two of my favorite older works.
HT: Any other messages you would like to say to your fans?
LM: Let’s all have dreams and cherish them! Great people have dreams, and thus never destroy other’s dreams. As such, we can all enjoy our future together and live in peace regardless of whichever flag one is living under on Earth. This is the Harlock ideal.
* More about Leiji Matsumoto (松本零士) : Leiji Matsumoto is a widely-known creator of a number of popular Japanese anime and manga series. He is famous for his space operas such as Space Battleship Yamato, Space Pirate Captain Harlock, Galaxy Express 999 and more.
** More about Sexaroid: Sexaroid is Mr. Leiji Matsumoto’s first sci-fi manga series created in 1968. The story is set in the future year of 2222 in Megalopolis Tokyo and revolves around Shima, an agent of the national intelligence agency, and his female android called Yuki no.7.
*** More about Maria of The Silver Valley (銀の谷のマリア): Maria of The Silver Valley is a fantasy manga created in 1958 by Mr. Leiji Matusmoto which began as a medieval romance with science fiction themes.
Alien vs. Predator, the crossover movie between the two dangerous extraterrestrial species, has been very popular among their fans since its introduction. Following the release of Scar Predator, Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Celtic Predator Collectible Figure from the Alien vs. Predator movie.
The movie-accurate Celtic Predator collectible is specially crafted based on his image in the movie, featuring his detachable signature light-up face mask, a battle damaged version of the face mask, highly detailed body armor, weapons and a rocky ground-like figure stage.
The 1/6th scale Celtic Predator Collectible Figure specially features: - Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Celtic Predator in the Alien vs. Predator movie - Realistic and accurate 1/6th scale of approximately 14 inches/ 35 cm tall - Over 22 points of articulations - Net on body and left & right arms - One (1) pair of interchangeable mandibles - Six (6) pieces of interchangeable palms including: - One (1) pair of fists - One (1) pair of open palms - One (1) right palm for holding spear or shuriken - One (1) left palm for holding dagger
Weapons: - One (1) articulated shoulder cannon - One (1) extendable spear - One (1) metal dagger with sheath - One (1) pair of long blades attachable to forearm armor - One (1) shuriken - One (1) shuriken with blades
Accessories: - One (1) detachable face mask with LED light-up function - One (1) detachable battle damaged face mask with LED light-up function - One (1) pair of forearm armor with six (6) interchangeable wrist metal blades of different lengths on the right and net launcher on the left - One (1) removable chest armor - One (1) back armor - One (1) pair of shoulder armor with straps - One (1) pair of thigh armor - One (1) pair of leg armor - Leather-like skirt with waist band - One (1) rocky ground-like figure stand with sculpted skull and alien head
Artists: - Figure and Stand Sculpted by Joseph Tsang - Figure and Stand Painted by Joseph Tsang
Hot Toys is proud to present the 1/6th scale Sergeant Barnes Collectible Figure from the Platoon movie. The highly detailed Sergeant Barnes collectible is specially crafted based on the image of Tom Berenger in the movie, highlighting the newly sculpted head, military costume, gear and weapons.
The 1/6th scale Sergeant Barnes Collectible Figure specially features: - Newly sculpted head with authentic likeness of Tom Berenger as Sergeant Barnes in the movie Platoon - Approximately 30 cm tall - TrueType body with over 30 points of articulations - Highly detailed hair sculpture - Movie-accurate facial expression with detailed wrinkles and skin texture - Five (5) pieces of interchangeable palms: - One (1) pair of relaxed palms - One (1) pair for holding rifle/ pistol - One (1) right palm for holding bayonet/ safe keeper - Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume: - One (1) olive drab BDU shirt with pouches - One (1) olive drab BDU pants with belt - One (1) olive drab T-shirt - One (1) army utility belt with two (2) ammo pouches - One (1) pair of olive drab and black colored jungle boots
Weapons: - One (1) rifle - One (1) pistol - One (1) pack of magazine - One (1) bayonet with leather-like sheath - One (1) safe keeper with scabbard - Two (2) grenades
Accessories: - One (1) olive drab head band - One (1) helmet with camouflage cover - One (1) necklace with dog tag and can opener - One (1) suspender - One (1) bandoleer - One (1) compass pouch - One (1) first aid pouch - One (1) watch - One (1) bracelet - One (1) cigarette - One (1) rucksack - Two (2) canteens with cover - One (1) Entrenching tool (E-tool) with cover - Figure stand with Sergeant Barnes nameplate and movie logo
Artists: - Head Sculpted by Song Hye Hyun - Head Painted by JC. Hong - Head Art Directed by Kojun
Great News! Hot Toys is honored to have received the “2014 Best Products” award by Walt Disney Consumer Products Greater China. It is in recognition of Hot Toys’ great success and efforts in bringing fans a wide spectrum of high quality collectibles from Disney’s blockbuster movies such as Maleficent, Guardians of the Galaxy, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Iron Man 3, Star Wars, and more.
Thank you Disney and our fans’ support. We will keep going and continue to provide amazing collectibles in the coming years!
MMS209 - Iron Man 3 - Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version)
The 15th ACGHK is just one day away and the special edition of the following collectible figurine is only available for pre-order during the event for fans in Hong Kong!
Tony Stark, the beloved hero and billionaire genius, faced some challenging issues in Iron Man 3. Terrorists badly injured his friend, destroyed his house, and kidnapped his girlfriend, but despite the downward spiral that he was in, Tony didn’t give up and was determined to take down The Mandarin.
Hot Toys is thrilled to introduce the Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) Collectible Figurine after the exciting scene where Tony Stark creates homemade weapons to infiltrate The Mandarin’s mansion.
The movie-accurate Tony Stark Collectible Figurine is specially crafted based on the image of Robert Downey Jr. as the genius billionaire Tony Stark in his battle damaged civilian attire in the movie, highlighting the newly developed head sculpt, an advanced body with light-up chest light and greatly detailed weapons and accessories.
The 1/6th scale Tony Stark (Mandarin Mansion Assault Version) Collectible Figurine special features: - Authentic and detailed fully realized likeness of Robert Downey Jr. as Tony Stark in the Iron Man 3 movie - Battle damaged head sculpt with movie-accurate facial features with detailed beard, wrinkles and skin texture - Approximately 30 cm tall - Advanced body with over 30 points of articulations specially for Tony Stark - LED light on chest (battery operated) - Interchangeable metallic gold and red painting on Mark XLII armor parts including: - One (1) right forearm armor - One (1) left leg armor - Eight (8) interchangeable palms including: - One (1) pair of palms for holding gun - One (1) pair relaxed palms - One (1) left palm for holding weapons - One (1) gloved right palm with wire - One (1) right armored palm with improved articulations, movable fingers and light-up repulsors (white light, battery operated) - One (1) right armored repulsor palm - Each piece of head sculpt is specially hand-painted
Costume: - One (1) white vest - One (1) pair of dark blue jeans - One (1) pair of white sneakers - One (1) black zip hoodie
Weapons: - One (1) submachine gun - One (1) nail gun - One (1) stun gun - One (1) Christmas ball
Accessories: - One (1) augmented-cognition headset with holographic effect - One (1) pair of sunglasses - One (1) watch - One (1) sling backpack - One (1) newspaper - One (1) clamp - One (1) dart with wire - One (1) container with syringe - Figure stand with Tony Stark nameplate and the movie logo
Artists: Head Sculpted by Kojun. Body Sculpted by T.J. Cha and Im Jung Hyuk Head Painted by JC. Hong Head Art Directed by JC. Hong
The 1/6th scale Samurai Predator Collectible Figure specially features: - Original Samurai Warrior design - Realistic 1/6th scale of approximately 14 inches / 35 cm tall - Over 22 points of articulations - Newly sculpted head and body - Interchangeable open and closed mandibles - Movable jaw - Fabric net on left chest - Fabric skirt - Two (2) pieces of interchangeable palms including: * One (1) pair of open palms * One (1) pair of holding palms
Weapons: - One (1) articulated left shoulder canon - One (1) broken sword with Alien cells - One (1) metal sword with sheath - Four (4) attached swords at the back
Accessories: - One (1) helmet - One (1) additional mouth mask - One (1) neck armor - One (1) set of shoulder armors - One (1) left chest armor - One (1) pair of forearm gauntlets with movable hooks on right side - Waist and thigh armors - One (1) set of leg armors - Extendable Alien tongue trophies on waist - One (1) severed Alien Warrior head trophy - One (1) diorama base featuring the Alien’s corpse and broken sword piece
Artists: - Figure Designed & Painted by Takayuki Takeya (竹谷隆之) - Figure Sculpted by Yuji Oniki (鬼木祐二)
Wong Ka Kui (1962-1993), the Hong Kong legendary song and lyric writer, and the leader of famous Hong Kong Band “BEYOND”. To tribute his contribution to Hong Kong musical industry and in the love memory of his leaving for 15 years, Hot Toys - M ICON series is proud to present this 12 inches WONG KA KUI collectible figure:
This collectible is ONLY available for auction in YAHOO! Auction from MAY 30 to JUNE 6 , 100% of proceeds generated through these auctions will be donated to the charity organization “SOWERS ACTION” in Hong Kong. This collectible figure stands approximate 30 cm tall, features with Hot Toys TrueType figure with over 30 points of articulation. This figure also features:
- Authentic likeness of WONG KA KUI - Highly detailed electric guitar ( white ) with strings - Strap - Memorable green color jacket and black tight pants outfit - Sneakers - Three interchangeable right hands features his classic hand signs - Figure stand
**Each figure comes with certificate of authenticity with serial numbers **Worldwide limited to 40 pcs only.